Tokyo’s Dagashiya Serves Authentic and Affordable Tuna Bowls and Other Delights, Perfect for Solo Lunch

In Japan, dagashiya typically refers to nostalgic neighborhood stores selling dagashi, low-cost candies and snacks made for children. However, in Tokyo’s cosmopolitan neighborhood of Roppongi, there’s a popular tavern named Dagashiya.

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The owner named it with the desire to create a place enjoyable even for adults. In the evenings, many customers visit to unwind after a day’s work, savoring dishes that pair perfectly with alcohol such as sashimi, fried chicken, and oden stew.

For lunch, they offer satisfying rice bowl menus, supporting the appetites of local business workers.

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“メガ盛り鮪丼, ” Mega Tuna Rice Bowl 1,300 JPY (tax included)

Fill up at a reasonable price with the “Mega Tuna Rice Bowl”

The “Mega Tuna Rice Bowl,” using tuna sourced from the Toyosu Market—the largest seafood market in the Tokyo area—is a popular menu item with many regulars. A visually stunning rice bowl dish, it’s no wonder it’s a hot topic on social media.

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It features various cuts of tuna, from lean to medium fatty and fatty. You can enjoy the distinct deliciousness of each type, all at an affordable price.

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Unlike typical Japanese seafood bowls, the rice is unseasoned with vinegar, allowing you to savor the natural taste of the tuna. The fresh tuna has a rich, melt-in-your-mouth quality so irresistible that your rice bowl will surely disappear in no time.

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The “Mega Gyoza Rice Bowl”: Topped with gyoza crafted by a Japanese cuisine pro!

At Dagashiya, you can enjoy a hearty rice bowl featuring gyoza created by a chef with 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. The “Mega Gyoza Rice Bowl” contains six plump gyoza. You can choose from the white “Bonito Broth Gyoza” and the red “Spicy Miso Yuzu Gyoza.” For first-timers, we recommend choosing three of each.

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”メガ盛り餃子丼,” Mega Gyoza Rice Bowl 1,300 JPY (tax included)

The Bonito Broth Gyoza, made without garlic, lets you fully taste the bonito broth. The filling contains shrimp and scallop, creating a gyoza with a strong seafood flavor and a light taste. The moment you bite thought the soft skin of this dumpling, a burst of seafood flavor instantly spreads in your mouth. The undertone of ginger makes it irresistible!

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”本鰹だし餃子,” Bonito Broth Gyoza

The Spicy Miso Yuzu Gyoza features a slightly spicy miso flavor. Combining the classic gyoza ingredients like pork, garlic chives, and garlic with the aroma of yuzu citrus, it has a bold flavor. Eating it with a soft-boiled egg, however, makes the spiciness milder.

Its taste is definitely captivating. You’ll surely finish all the rice in your bowl before you know it.

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”辛味増ゆず餃子,” Spicy Miso Yuzu Gyoza

The “Mega Tempura Rice Bowl”: a bounty of freshly fried tempura

The “Mega Tempura Rice Bowl” is topped with tempura of shrimp, Japanese whiting, squid, eggplant, and pumpkin. Each ingredient is provided in pairs, freshly fried and heaped on the bowl.

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”メガ盛り天丼,” Mega Tempura Rice Bowl 1,300 JPY (tax included)

The soy-based sauce, made from a secret recipe, has a delightfully savory-sweet flavor. Since Dagashiya’s founding 20 years ago, it has been carefully maintained through tsugitashi, a method where fresh sauce is regularly added to the existing base, enhancing its flavor over time. The crispy batter, of course, pairs exceptionally well with the rice.

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The restaurant’s tempura is known for its thin batter. It’s intentionally made thin to avoid being too greasy, even when eaten in large quantities. This refined-tasting tempura doesn’t overpower the natural flavors of the ingredients.

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With each mega bowl, you get a side of hearty kenchinjiru (Japanese vegetable soup) packed with ingredients, free refills available. You can even get a larger serving of rice free of charge.

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In addition to mega-sized bowls, regular-sized bowls are also available. Even those with smaller appetites can feel confident they’ll have suitable portions.

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Store name 駄菓子屋
Address 1-C 7-12-15 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 7
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-3796-3700
Reservations Accepted
Phone, for dinner time only
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(Apple Pay・iD・QUICPay)
  • QR code payment not accepted
    Cash only at lunch time
Service charge/Table charge Table charge at dinner time only 330 JPY (tax included)
Hours 11:00-14:00(last order 13:45)、18:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Closed Sunday, national holidays
Seating 14 seats
6 counter seats, 8 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Only Japanese menus are available at lunch time; only Japanese and English menus are available at dinner time
  • No allergy-friendly, vegetarian, vegan or halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available but delivery service is not available at lunch time; neither take-out nor delivery services are available at dinner time
  • Luggage storage space is not available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of January 2024.